NRF promotes and invests in the architectural heritage of the Newport community, the traditional building trades, and Doris Duke’s fine and decorative arts collections, for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all.
As a leader in the preservation of early American architecture, NRF supports research and education in areas directly related to its collections and issues of critical concern to the field of historic preservation.
Visit Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds. Open late March to November.
The Vernon House is a site for expansive story-telling, contemporary dialogue, and preservation trades skill-building.
Newport Restoration Foundation holds one of the largest collections of period architecture owned by a single organization anywhere in the United States.
Celebrate excellence in historic preservation efforts within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Live amidst history by renting one of our many historic properties.
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Whether you’re growing lettuce or lupines, it’s important to know who to turn to for advice – the URI Master Gardeners are here to help! Bring in a soil sample from your home garden for free analysis.
On the first Sunday of the month at 11:00 am, these garden pros will speak on selected topics ranging from pest management to heritage plants. The Guard House and 1812 Windmill will also be open and staffed for public enjoyment.
September 2nd: “Growing and Managing Cover Crops in your Garden” given by Susan Estabrook AND “An Understanding of Elemental Soil Nutrients for the Gardener” given by Roger Laberge
October 7th: “Colonial Foodways of New England” given by Jeff Richards